Hello Friends and Scholars of Newark!

We are looking for volunteers to help build the first ever physical model of the entire city of Newark!  The model will measure 12 feet in its longest dimension.  See photos and information below,.  The workshop will run all this week in Weston Hall, home of the architecture school at NJIT.  If you or any of your friends want to help out, we can use your assistance!   In any event, feel free to stop by and see the progress.  Please forward this message to anyone you think would be interested in working on the model.

The model is part of a larger project called Plan It Newark!, a permanent exhibition and video to help Newark residents understand how development happens and provide tools to advocate for their neighborhood and city. In a place whose planning history is marked by sweeping state violence and tenacious grassroots organizing, these projects aim to illuminate the true story of development in Newark and support the ongoing energy of its community-planning traditions.

WHAT’S GOING ON?

This week, May 14–18, there will be a model workshop at NJIT to assemble a central piece of the exhibition: a large-scale model of the entire city, 14 by 14 feet! Workshops will be held everyday in two daily sessions, 10 am–2 pm and 2 pm–6 pm at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

The project will continue through Summer 2012. If interested but unavailable this week, please sign up for our volunteer email list!

WHERE DO I GO?

New Jersey School of Architecture
Weston Hall Room 768
367 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Warren Street (entrance on Warren)

Directions by train: From Newark Penn Station, take the Newark City Subway to Warren Street/NJIT. (Buy an UNDERGROUND ticket, cheaper than regular tickets.)

LEARN MORE

Call us at (862) 234-5035
Email us at planitnewark@gmail.com

Follow our progress at www.facebook.com/PlanItNewark

WHO ORGANIZED THE PROJECT?

The project is a collaboration between the Newark Planning Office and the New Jersey School of Architecture with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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